Baroque Art

Compare two Baroque artworks, Gian Lorenzo Bemini’s sculpture Ecstasy of St. Teresa with Caravaggio’s painting, Crucifixion of St. Peter. Identify and discuss this shift in religious imagery. Give a formal analysis of each painting and distinguish the different approaches of these two artists. Pay close attention to light, movement, and theatricality. Make a brief comparison to Renaissance art in order to illustrate the shift in art periods. Discuss briefly 1. the history of Baroque art and these two artists in particular 2. The role of the church 3. How Bemini and Caravaggio differently conveyed faith and commitment to the church 4. Brief biographical information about each artist